Daily Intakes [Infographic]

Recently I read this article where it reads that –based on an updated advice by the American Heart Association– coconut oil is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol and “is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter”, say US heart experts.

This made me think it could be useful to have a very basic-quick chart with the recommended daily intakes like fats, salt, sugar and carbs.

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Ways to incorporate Coconuts into your life [Infographic]

Coconuts mainly grow near the equator in the tropical climates in parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific. In the United States, you’ll find them in Hawaii and Florida. These fruits are amazing for the multitude of ways they can be consumed and used. From the husk to the milk, from your kitchen to your walls, coconuts have incredible potential.

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Food tips to improve your Mental Health [Infographic]

The evidence of food’s link to mental states has been growing.
As part of our fight against mental health, we have a very much underutilised tool – FOOD. You have the ability to improve the way you feel by controlling what you put on your plate.” – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Here are four of the techniques that you can try at home that can help you:

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Tackling the Packaging Waste Problem [Infographic]

While food packaging has revolutionised the way we store and consume food, there is now so much of it that landfills can’t cope. Some of it is poisonous, and some of it never degrades. It can take 450 years for some types of plastic bottle to break down; one type, PET, while recyclable, doesn’t biodegrade at all.

The words Reduce Reuse Recycle have been on conscious consumers’ lips for decades; recycling is now commonplace, and there are newer initiatives like the plastic bag charge. We’d also do well to follow France’s lead in banning plastic cutlery, cups and plates. But we should create less waste to begin with. These are 5 simple ways to tackle the packaging problem yourself:

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Reblogged: Conscious Consumerism – Codecheck [App]

Do you ever wonder what hides under the tip of the iceberg? Codecheck tells you what your favorite products are made of, so you can make better choices. For you, and for the planet.

Conscious Consumerism: Codecheck [App] | ecogreenlove

The cult ingredient checking app that helps conscious consumers find skincare products without microplastics, conflict palm oil, animal byproducts, and allergens got bilingual in the wake of entering the US market.

Read more → Codecheck App: Finally Available in English! by LIVING ETHICAL EXCELLENCE – THE QUEST

What Food Expiry Dates Really Mean? [Infographic]

Every year, people throw away millions of tonnes of food they deem not safe to eat. They often check the expiration date, and if the date has passed, the food ends up in the bin. Is our lack of understanding of food labels contributing to food waste?

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10 Apps vs. Food Waste [Infographic]

“Around the world, dozens of apps are diverting perfectly good food away from bins and into rumbling stomachs. From redistributing leftovers to the poor in India to luring Dutch shoppers into supermarkets to buy lingering produce, app designers are finding ways to stem the flow of food to landfill.”

Here are 10 apps that the guardian recommends:

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